With the presidential election just around the corner, the fight over voting legislation is at its usual peak. Texas continues to be a battleground for determining voter registration guidelines and combating voter fraud. The current political environment makes the Lone Star State a hotbed for any lawyer who specializes in voting and election law, and things are bound to heat up even more as Election Day approaches.
The Star Telegram reported that although Texas politicians are moving to block certain initiatives, local voters are finally beginning to receive their voter registration certificates. There is an extraordinary amount of conflict surrounding the issuing of such cards because some people claim it is nearly impossible for minorities to get approved for the slips, which are required when casting a vote.
Lawyers who wish to represent either side of the problem should be aware of the unique requirements that Texas has when it comes to changing voter law. Essentially, Texas must apply for approval from either the Justice Department or a federal court to change any aspect of the voting process.
“Discovery requests represent an unwarranted federal intrusion into the operations of the Texas Legislature,” Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott told the news source.
The next trial is scheduled for July 9th.
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